The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), taking place from July 4-12 in the Czech city, has revealed its lineup, which includes seven world premieres and five international premieres, according to Variety.
Some of the international highlights include Georgian director George Ovashvili's latest picture "Corn Island," the Russian comedy "Welkome Home" by Angelina Nikonova and Jeff Preiss' "Low Down," an American biopic about pianist Joe Albany that premiered at Sundance and stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning.
"This year's selection of competing films offers an exciting mixture of outstanding films whose completion has been eagerly anticipated. Many of the filmmakers, who explore less frequently trodden paths of cinematic expression, come from the countries of the former Eastern Bloc, which the KVIFF has long focused on," Karel Och, the festival's artistic director, said.
Check out the full lineup for KVIFF below.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - COMPETITION
"Dira u Hanusovic" (Nowhere in Moravia), Miroslav Krobot (Czech Republic) World premiere
"Du goudron et des plumes" (Patchwork Family), Pascal Rabate (France) World premiere
"Fair Play," Andrea Sedlackova (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Germany) International premiere
"Je Suis a Toi" (I’m Yours), David Lambert (Belgium) World premiere
"Low Down," Jeff Preiss (U.S.) International premiere
"Paris of the North," Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) World premiere
"Rocks in My Pockets," Signe Baumane (U.S., Latvia) World premiere
"Simindis kundzuli" (Corn Island), George Ovashvili (Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan) World premiere
"Szabadeses" (Free Fall), Gyorgy Palfi (Hungary, France, South Korea) International premiere
"La Tirisia" (Perpetual Sadness), Jorge Perez Solano (Mexico) International premiere
"Welkome Home," Angelina Nikonova (Russia) International premiere
EAST OF THE WEST - COMPETITION
"Axınla Asagı" (Down the River), Asif Rustamov (Azerbaijan) World premiere
"Bota," Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci (Albania, Italy) World premiere
"Drevo" (The Tree), Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia) World premiere
"Kebab & Horoscope," Grzegorz Jaroszuk (Poland) World premiere
"Kirsitubakas" (Cherry Tobacco), Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik (Estonia) World premiere
"Klass korrekcii" (Corrections Class), Ivan Tverdovsky (Russia, Germany) International premiere
"Norviyia" (Norway), Yannis Veslemes (Greece) World premiere
"Rozkos" (Delight), Jitka Rudolfova (Czech Republic) International premiere
"Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu" (Monument to Michael Jackson), Darko Lungulov (Serbia, Germany, Macedonia, Croatia) International premiere
"Utoelet" (Afterlife), Virag Zomboracz (Hungary) World premiere
"VAN Valami Furcsa es Megmagyarazhatatlan" (For Some Inexplicable Reason), Gabor Reisz (Hungary) World premiere
"Varvari" (Barbarians), Ivan Ikic (Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia) World premiere